Talon FAST™
#Centralize and Secure Application Data Collaboration is key for every enterprise operating today. For a global organization, this means ensuring that employees at different locations can access and utilize corporate data whenever they need it, without delay. At the same time, these employees are generating and collecting huge amounts of information on a regular basis. Consequently, a tremendous amount of this data tends to reside at branch locations, rather than at the corporate data center.  This is a problem. When data resides on the edges like this, it is more vulnerable to cyber attacks, as well as inadvertent breaches caused by employees. This arrangement also increases the chances that data will become incongruous throughout the organization, as employees at one location may make changes or updates to a file that are not reflected at other branches. This seriously compromises collaboration across the enterprise.   ![](/static/img/visuals/centralized-data-advantages.svg) Enterprises can avoid this issue by embracing Talon [FAST™](/products) to centralize and secure their application data. With FAST™ software, businesses can bring all of their data into a central data center while continuing to provide undiminished access to branch office locations and keep that information safe. Talon FAST™ combines integrated SMB/CIFS optimization and branch-office IT services to eliminate the need for branch-specific critical services management or storage. Instead, users at those locations can gain read/write access to centralized files in real time. What's more, Talon FAST™ uses _Intelligent File Caching_ to ensure that only the most frequently used files stay on the edge of the corporate network, while also guaranteeing that changes made by users at one location are reflected across the entire enterprise.  **Essentially, [Talon FAST™ software](/products) offers users the ability to access and utilize enterprise data as if it were stored locally at the branch office, even while ensuring that these files are actually centralized and protected in the primary data center. **